Friday, September 11, 2020 Estefany Mendoza Salazar

The Library’s non-profit support organization, The Friends and the Foundation of the Arlington Public Library will be holding their annual Fall Book Sale Thursday, September 17 through Sunday, September 20 at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, 100 South Center St. Arlington, TX 76010. Shoppers will be asked to enter through the North and South entrances of the Library.

A wide collection of books, jigsaw puzzles, CD’s, DVD’s, and large print materials will be available in the ReBrary room. Cash, checks, and credit cards with a $5 min will be accepted. The sale will take place during the following:

  • Thursday, September 17, 2 to 5 p.m.
    • For current FFAPL Members and Seniors (over 60)
  • Friday, September 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Open to the public
  • Saturday, September 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Open to the public
  • Sunday, September 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Open to the public

Masks will be required for all volunteers and patrons, per the Tarrant County Ordinance. Sale organizers encourage shoppers to please stay home if you aren't feeling well, or if you have a condition that doesn't allow you to properly wear a mask. Only 85 patrons will be allowed into the sale at a time. The George W. Hawkes Downtown Library will remain closed during this time.

Sale organizers and volunteers will monitor social distancing. Tables will be further apart, and markers will be placed on the floor to assist with social distancing. Shoppers will also be asked to follow the marked arrows and to enter through the south door, and exit through the north entrances of the ReBrary room. Hand sanitizer will be available, and high touch surfaces will be wiped down hourly and between guests.

This year a half-price day and teacher discounts will not be available.

The Curbside Fiction Box special will only be available on Sunday, September 20. Boxes will be $3 each, only cash will be accepted. Sales organizers will take the cash and load your car with the boxes near the loading zone on Center St. 

FFAPL and the Library will not be accepting donations during this time. 

Some of the Library’s biggest successes have been possible due to the funding provided through FFAPL’s book sales. From raising money for the Downtown Library and other building renovations to supporting annual events like Summer Reading Club and other programming, the Friends and Foundation have helped the Library expand library services in Arlington.

The Friends and Foundation work to bring together library lovers; promote public awareness and community support, and encourage gifts and fundraising to benefit the Arlington Public Library. The Friends and Foundation formed in 2016 when the Library’s two existing support organizations merged. Previously, the Friends of the Arlington Public Library were established in 1986, and the Arlington Public Library Foundation was established in 1993. For more information, please contact FFAPL at (682) 323-0980 or visit our website at